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I’m a gym rat. I do not go to the gym to flounce about, do a few pushups, and preen myself at the bar. I go for a serious work out. When I leave, a little dry shampoo is never going to make me look all fresh and clean again. So what are fitness chicks supposed to do? The constant showering can leave locks dry and dull. Click the notes for how to maintain hair health while putting in hours at the gym. –Kelly Rowe

Supplements

You should always consult with a physician before taking any supplements but simple “Hair, Skin, and Nails,” vitamins are great to add to your daily routine. These are packed with B-vitamins, which can help with growth of hair and the strength hair grows in with. Sometimes breakage from constant styling and washing can make hair feel short this can help maintain length.

Protein

Hair is made of keratinized protein, so supplementing your diet with extra protein is great from hair strength. Find a protein powder you like and add it to your diet. Taking it directly after a workout will give you the added benefit of quicker muscle recovery.

Hair Masques

You can never “over hydrate” your hair. Your hair is losing moisture all the time for a variety of reasons and if you are washing it a lot it can get so dry is becomes brittle. Use masques twice a week as part of your routine to bring moisture and strength back into the hair.

Light Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner

Cleansing with extra gentle shampoo can help keep the cuticle of your hair in good condition. Conditioning with a stronger moisturizer can keep hair shiny and prevent it from getting dull. Since you wash your hair often you don’t have to worry about it getting weighed down.

Hot Water on the Body, Cool Water on the Hair

Hot water can help prevent soreness and it can loosen you up but it will also dry out your strands. Keep the hair on your water always cool.

By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted.

 

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